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“Our clients are thrilled to see their ideas brought to light during our unique and creative design process and to then watch our efforts transform their dream into a reality.” — K.C. Chermak

The Pillar Team, led by owner and president K.C. Chermak, strives to bring to life their client’s dreams while guiding them throughout the process with years of expertise and creativity. The Pillar Homes custom design and operational center gives one-of-a-kind attention to each client through a personalized selection process allowing for tactile and cohesive decision-making.

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In order to foster his building expertise, K.C. has been an active member in the Minnesota building industry for several decades: as a member of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities (BATC) since 1995, serving as President in 2008, and of the Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM) also since 1995, serving as President in 2016. The Pillar Team has pride in their strong relationships with not only clients but also trusted tradesmen, architects, and organizations within the community and building industry.

Give us a call and discover your passion to build your dream home today!

Our Services

New Homes

Build on your currently owned lot, Pillar Homes prime property, or available tear down location.

Pillar homes specializes in building new homes on individual lots, tear-down lots, and unique small-scale developments. Each lot is utilized to its full potential and the homes are specialized for your lifestyle. Learn more about the Pillar Homes current projects and land available.

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Seamless, large-scale renovations, additions, historic remodels and preservation.

Projects are selected for renovation with a large concept outlook focusing on the whole home cohesively changing and Pillar Homes has created and exercised an evaluation process to help determine the renovation viability. Each project is guided by a subcontractor team that is seasoned to adapt to changes while blending old with the new to create a new reality. See the most memorable Pillar renovations in our portfolio.

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Real Estate

As a licensed Real Estate agent with years of experience in the field, KC offers his services to homeowners who are looking for guidance throughout the staging, listing, and selling process of your existing home. By using expertise in modern day construction and appeal, the Pillar Team utilizes this knowledge base to market and prepare your home for resale.

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Experienced liaison for private and public land development and land use projects.

With an understanding of each client's unique circumstances, Pillar Homes offers professional guidance for land and lot assessment, custom design assistance for out-of-state homes, subdividing a property, and navigating and facilitating necessary requirements for each project. Visit our contact page to schedule a consultation today!

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Builder of the Year, Reggie Award, Trillium Award, The Peoples Choice Award, ROMA Remodeler of Merit

While discovering our client’s passions and then exceeding their expectations has always been the ultimate measure of success, Pillar Homes is proud to have received the accolades of industry peers with the winning of several awards for home building excellence.

Builder of the Year
Awarded by the Builders Association of Minnesota (BAM)

Reggie Award
Honoring the best homes in the Parade of Homes by recognizing excellence in design and construction

Trillium Award
Honoring long-standing partnerships between Builders and their Associates

The People’s Choice Award
Awarded for excellence in the Parade of Homes

American Residential Design Award (ARDA)
Awarded in conjunction with Royal Oaks Design for Best Addition Renovation

ROMA Remodeler's Award
Honoring remodelers for quality and value in remodeling projects that range from baths, kitchens and additions to whole-house remodels. Professional remodelers judge their peers on creativity in meeting the unique challenges of remodeling, and in successfully meeting the needs, desires, and budgets of their clients.

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